Bobcats nearly upsets Eddies

Published 3:53 am Tuesday, October 5, 2004

By Staff
Although Brandywine's soccer team lost 4-2 to defending conference champion Edwardsburg last night, the Bobcats played tough and have nothing to be ashamed of coach Jim McNamara said.
The teams played through a defense-dominated first half in which neither scored.
In the first 10 minutes of the second half, Brandywine was thinking upset as it scored two goals in a 1:06 period to take a 2-0 lead.
The Bobcats' goals were scored by Matt Beaver and Matt Wieger on plays that McNamara called beautiful.
Edwardsburg came back, though, scoring twice in the next six minutes to tie the score at 2-2. The Eddies got goals from Doug Shuttleworth, assisted by Jeremy Watkins, and Pat Strong, assisted by Josh Marschke.
The teams continued to battle in the second half. A Watkins goal with 2:48 remaining gave Edwardsburg the go-ahead score, and another by Watkins less than a minute later gave the Eddies the final 4-2 edge.
Despite giving up four goals, Brandywine's defense made it tough on Edwardsburg all night long, McNamara said.
While the Bobcats started the season slow, taking the defending conference champ to the final minutes is an example of how they have gotten better, McNamara said.
Brandywine plays Marcellus at home Thursday in its final regular season game before conference play begins Saturday.